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Ekiti varsity students arrested for cultism

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

No fewer than eight students of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti have been arrested by the police over cult related issues.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Sunday Abutu, said the suspects who are currently detained at the command headquarters, are currently undergoing investigations.

He explained that the operatives of the command received a distress call over the activities of some suspected members of Buccaneer Confraternity and Alora Sea Lord cult group.

The suspected cult members were apprehended by the police while conducting themselves in a manner that could cause breach of peace on the campus of Ekiti State University.

“The Command immediately deployed the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to the scene during which eight suspects were arrested”

He gave the names of the suspected victims as; Onifade Joshua Akinsola, (400L Political Science), Olatunde David (400L Computer Science), Omoboyowa Olabode (400L Political Science), Daniel Oluwagbenga, (300L Accounting) Adeleke Tolani (300L Sociology),

Others were Andrew Ochuko (300L) Sociology), Bamiduro Ahmed Olawale, (CarryOver Student of Political Science) and Adelakun Omoniyi (2023 graduate) were arrested.

According to the police, during the operation, some of the fleeing gang members fired gunshots at the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) conveying the RRS operatives and damaged the Wind Screen. Efforts are in progress to arrest them and recover the weapons in their possession.

Exhibits recovered from the arrested suspects are: two yellow face caps with Buccaneer Confraternity, Alora Sea Lord secret cult logo and an inscription that reads (Santa Barbara love victory and perfection).

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